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Tech Recap: Windows 10 Creators Update, Xbox One holiday update, Help & How-To

Creators Update for Windows 10 gets new features, Xbox One welcomes the holiday update, Surface Book (2016) is now shipping, and Microsoft Store offers big deals on computers.

This week on Pureinfotech: Windows 10 Creators Update gets a new update system called Unified Update Platform (UUP), which will allow feature updates to be much smaller and install quicker than ever before.

Windows 10 build 14965 — another test preview of the Creators Update — rolls out for PC and Mobile devices with a number of improvements, fixes, and a virtual touchpad for tablets to control external monitors.

Cumulative update KB3200970 releases for the current version of Windows 10 (version 1607). No new features are being introduced, but the update brings a number of fixes to improve Wi-Fi connectivity and security.

Xbox One welcomes the holiday update, which brings new features, such as Clubs, Looking for Group, and group messaging. The holiday update is mainly focus on connecting users no matter which device they’re using, and it’s available now for everyone. Alongside, the update, the Xbox app has also been updated for Windows 10 and mobile devices to reflect the new changes.

The software giant also announced that its Xbox Preview Program has now become “Xbox Insider Program,” and soon will no longer require an invitation to participate.

Although Microsoft didn’t introduce the Surface Book 2, this week the company begin to ship its Surface Book, 2016 model, which improves battery life and bumps graphics up to 50 percent. If you’re looking for the best Windows 10 laptop performance, the refreshed Surface Book is what you’re looking for.

If you’re in the market for a new a laptop, tablet, or desktop PC, the Microsoft Store is currently running a holiday promotion with big discounts on Windows 10 devices from Dell, Lenovo, HP, and others with savings of up $700.

Help & How-To

This week you learned a few new tricks to get the most out of your gadgets, including an alternative way to recover your PC by restoring the Registry from its automated secret backup on Windows 10.

In addition, Microsoft recently released an updated version of Skype for Windows 10 with SMS relay, which allows you to send and receive SMS and MMS messages from your PC, and this week you learned how to set it up.

If you missed any of the new stories, you can catch up with everything that happened this week and past articles here.

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